Optimizing file scanning by File Anti-Virus

January 10, 2024

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You can optimize the file scanning that is performed by File Anti-Virus, thereby reducing the scan time and improving the performance of the application. This can be achieved by scanning only new files and those files that have been modified since the previous scan. This mode applies both to simple and to compound files.

To optimize file scanning using Kaspersky Security Center:

  1. Open Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console.
  2. In the Managed devices folder of the console tree, open the folder with the name of the administration group to which the relevant protected virtual machines belong.
  3. In the workspace, select the Policies tab.
  4. Select a Light Agent for Windows policy in the list of policies and open the Properties: <Policy name> by double-clicking.
  5. In the policy properties window, select the File Anti-Virus section in the list on the left.
  6. In the right part of the window, in the Security level section, click the Settings button.
  7. In the File Anti-Virus window that opens, on the Performance tab, in the Scan optimization section, select the Scan only new and modified files check box.
  8. Click OK in the File Anti-Virus window.
  9. Click the Apply button.

To optimize file scanning in the local interface:

  1. On the protected virtual machine, open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Anti-Virus protection section, select File Anti-Virus.

    In the right part of the window, the File Anti-Virus component's settings are displayed.

    If the settings in the local interface are not available, this means that the values of settings defined by the policy are used for all protected virtual machines of the administration group.

  3. Complete steps 6–8 of the previous instructions.
  4. To save changes, click the Save button.

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